757MKT Desktop Virtualization Economics: Percolate Up and Trickle Down
Author: Charlie Burns
As a result of multiple factors, including continued marketing emphasis by Citrix and VMware, virtualization of desktops is increasingly a subject of evaluation and planning by IT organizations. However, customers are not always fully aware that in addition to the benefits that percolate up from a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), there are also potentially significant costs that trickle down to the foundations of the IT infrastructure.
This Strategic Perspective looks at three core types of virtualization that make up VDI, and why it is critically important for IT organizations and IT vendors to have a clear understanding of the potential costs and implementation activities required for VDI.